About Us

Bainbridge Island Press is an indie poetry publishing house located on Bainbridge Island in the Puget Sound of Washington state. We publish poetry collections and anthologies that expand the narrative of identity, language, contemplation, empathy, and the environment. 

Our Team

Tamarah Rockwood

CEO of Bainbridge Island Press, Tamarah Rockwood is a writer, speaker, educator, leader, and mother.   She obtained her Master’s degree in Creative Writing and Literature from Harvard University and is the Founder and CEO of Bainbridge Island Press, an independent poetry publishing house.  A successful writer herself, she recently released her second book of poetry, A, B. ,  and is currently working on a major novel.  In addition to poetry and prose, she has written several screen and stage plays, for venues from local community theatre to professional screenwriting.  Tamarah has become a leader in Washington’s Kitsap County organizing several local poetry events and communities, including Ars Poetica which brings poets and artists together, and Poetry Corners, an annual celebration of poetry and poets on Bainbridge Island.  She has served as Chairwoman of the Literary Committee at the prestigious Rainer Club in Seattle, having also served as the Wine Committee Chair.  She is the current President of ANHW, the Alumnae/i Network of Harvard Women through the Harvard Club of Seattle. She lives on Bainbridge Island, WA, with Ben and their five children.


Ben Rockwood

COO of Bainbridge Island Publishing, Ben Rockwood is the VP of Engineering & Operations at Mondoo. He helped build the first Infrastructure as a Service cloud at Joyent in 2005 and became an influential voice in the DevOps movement since it began in 2009. He’s also helped advance operations, security, and compliance at Chef, Packet, and Equinix. He lives on Bainbridge Island near Seattle.

The Work

Poetry manuscripts can be submitted through Submittable.


Copyrights - Poets retain all rights to their work. All artists retain the rights to any published artwork.

Our anthologies will be unpaid, for now.

Poetry collections will have a small payment, as outlined in the poet’s contract.

All proceeds will be directed to present and future publishing costs, plus one bottle of decent wine for the editors at the end of a project.